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Poster: Harry Wilson Date: Sep 16, 2017 9:02am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Admin Question - Cycling Through Pictures On Audio Pages


Hello; I notice that audio pages now cycle through any jpegs that have been uploaded to them, rather than just show the one with the first alphanumeric file name (this has long been the case on jpeg-only pages, but not audio). Is this a permanent change, or a 'beta' experiment?


I write little articles about old radio shows, then add them to an audio page with an mp3 of the show in question. On many occasions, I add several jpegs to illustrate what or whom I'm talking about.

When those pages are viewed now, the article is difficult or impossible to read, due to the text jumping up and down as the jpegs cycle. Here's an example of what I mean; pick any paragraph and read it:
https://archive.org/details/itotr-auntjennysreallifestories


If this is permanent, I think I know a work-around, but this is a problem on any page with more than one jpeg. Any mediatype:picture page with more than one picture has always been difficult to read, but they don't usually have long articles included with them.

Thanks, Admins.


P.S. For All You Bake And Fry, Trust Spry!

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Sep 16, 2017 5:41pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Admin Question - Cycling Through Pictures On Audio Pages

Hi Harry,
I've been playing with the "bug" or "feature"and it is both useful and annoying. It does not just cycle jpg's but also the png file thumbnails as it cycles. This was first noticed on this posting when I noticed the images were disappearing and reappearing. I cannot locate the ITEM_THUMB field mentioned so I cannot set it.
I have also been playing with the spectroscope image which is not quite a real waveform and not quite a dead fake.

https://archive.org/post/1082624/mr-kaplan-the-images-are-disapearing

I hope it gets settled one way or another before I do any more pages. Good luck with your very good pages. They're better than chicken fat.

https://archive.org/details/BobandRaySummer1957AFRTSNOUnknown